04/10/2009

Cancer Center Renovation/Expansion Fact Sheet

The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University was constructed in 1989.

The Cancer Center’s $22 million expansion has more than doubled clinical space – now at about 87,000 square feet – while increasing the number of treatment bays in the infusion center and tripling the area devoted to pharmacy.

The architectural design creates pods that enable multidisciplinary medical teams to carry out patient care.

New features include a children’s waiting room, a wig boutique, large storage areas with blanket-warming capabilities and a patient library with internet access.

Amenities in the new infusion center include added bays for blood draws, more privacy, bariatric furniture for the comfort of larger patients, and picture windows with campus views for patients spending hours receiving infusions of chemotherapy.

Offices for chaplains, social workers and dieticians are also included in the design.

An unfinished atrium area offers an additional 10,000 square feet for future expansion.

Patient examination rooms are still undergoing renovation but are scheduled for completion during the summer.

 
 

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For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
brunaisa@wvuh.com
AB: 4-9-09

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